Coffee At Steve’s Country #72.

Good morning and Happy Saturday everyone! The coffee is ready and it’s a beautiful day with all that sunshine and blue sky and…well, there was sunshine and blue sky before the sun rose. Now it seems to be mostly cloudy. But it is supposed to be sunny and warm today, 46F (8C) for a high today. Then it kind of cools off again tomorrow. There we go, the sun is sort of shining again, very nice indeed. Right Muffin?

Male hairy woodpecker with a piece of a peanut.

Hey, you don’t look very happy today. (you not tuck me in, so can’t go sleep) Well, I did try, but look at my hand. (wow, 10 bandaids, almost new record) Um, yes, well, that’s why we stopped the tuck in. (you gave me big shock, that not nice) You were lying on a wool blanket, it happens sometimes. (sure, blame blanket, but it me that sad) You scratched my hand, blood was dropping everywhere. (Muffin looks…yep, that was a good one) See? Now you’ve got a big smile. (um, rats, caught me) Come up here and curl up with me. (okay…with big smile, move over) You already have half the chair. (I like to stretch when I sleep) Here, how’s that? (better…snore) That was certainly fast. I was outside early this morning putting food out and I could hear Theodore calling, but I just couldn’t make out what direction it was coming from. I turn around and there he comes walking up the steps talking away.

Black-capped chickadee with a piece of a peanut.

Hi Theodore. Gerbil, gerbil. I see you survived the winter okay. Gerbil, gerbil. Yes, there was some cold weather, but most of the winter was nice this year. Gerbil, gerbil. That’s true, I do have a warm place to live and you’re outside all the time. But turkey’s are used to that. Gerbil, gerbil. Oh, no one warned you about how cold it would get or you would have moved south? It’s not easy to migrate, especially for wild turkeys. Gerbil, gerbil. You haven’t found a mate yet? I’m sure you will. Gerbil, gerbil. The only other turkey is another male? Hmm, that could be tough, you might have to travel around a bit to find a mate. He looks at me with silence. Gerbil, gerbil. Yes, that’s true, time for breakfast. Up he goes to the feeder and I come back inside. Busy morning. Quite a few redpolls around this morning too, seems to be getting more each day. Well, I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

32 Comments on “Coffee At Steve’s Country #72.

  1. Hi Steve, Very Good Mrng, How are you 🧐 why so many bandages 😳😳 Muffin is that you πŸ™„πŸ€” oh please don’t say you did something else 🀨. Take care, stay warm. Beautiful pictures though, chicakdee shot is awesome and the woodpecker photo shot is the best of these twoπŸ˜‰πŸ‘ great shot! Have a lovely day take care…✨πŸ₯³

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    • Hi Simon! Yep, when Muffin gets a shock, she attacks my hand!😲 Not even my fault,πŸ™„ it’s the wool blanket. (sure, blame my blanket😾) You’re supposed to be sleeping. (I have to watch what you write or you make mistakes😹) Sigh.πŸ™„ Thanks Simon, glad you enjoyed the pics!πŸ“· Have a great day,🌞 I mean evening,πŸŒ™ I mean night!πŸ˜πŸŒ†πŸŒ™πŸ˜Έ

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      • It’s night πŸ˜‚ 10:39 pm while you were typing this comment it was 10:00 pm πŸ˜‰ now I think we are in right time 😁 hope your shopping is over πŸ€— Have a lovely day ✨

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      • Oh, did you go shopping?πŸ€”πŸ˜ƒ I hope you wore a mask, you did wear a mask right?🀨 It’s especially important when other people are not wearing a mask.😠 And wash your hands, a lot! Wash before you go, wash when you’re out, wash when you get home.😐 Or use that hand sanitizer stuff if you can’t wash.πŸ™„ You do, right?🀨 Right?🀨

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      • How will I say πŸ™„ my cough got worse 😳 I wore mask all the time 🧐 looks like I’m getting too weak to this dust allergies 🀨. I’m going to have a visit Monday and definitely checking again, I’m sure it’s my tonsils 😰. Strep throat, tonsil, my old friends have turned back, need to check with my doctor again whether this is strep throat or tonsils 🀐 All I want is to stay healthy, and sometime my guests disturb a lot πŸ˜³πŸ™„ I’ll have to take care of myself more.πŸ˜”. I do use sanitizers, soaps, masks and still πŸ€” how it is happening πŸ€” damn viruses…

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      • Yes, go to your doctor quickly and get a good checkup,🀨 it might even be pneumonia so get it checked right away,😬 it shouldn’t be lasting so long, and get checked for Covid again,πŸ€”πŸ˜³ you may have gotten weaker with something else and Covid could move in more easily. Don’t fool around with it, get checked thoroughly Simon!!😲😲 Listen to your elders, I’m not always stupid, I do care about you so get it done! I know you will, just don’t hesitate.πŸ˜³πŸ€”πŸ™„

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      • I’m not hesitating, not anymore . I am not going to spend another sleepless night, never 🀨🧐 here I am coughing againπŸ™„ damn cough, it’s definitely tonsils or strep throat I had this long ago .. didn’t expect it will come back againπŸ˜” plus I am afraid of this COVID too. 😳 hope my doctor will take care of me, tomorrow I’m going to a specialist, no appointment have to go early to catch him. let’s see. I wish he shouldn’t be on vacation again ☺️. Last time I couldn’t meet him. if I’m lucky ill meet him. I swear!

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  2. Hi Steve and Muffin!

    β€œHe looks at me with silence.” Hahahaha! Love this visual. Enjoy the shining sun today…even if it’s cloudy. Right? πŸ˜ŠπŸ–πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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    • Hi Nina!😁 Meow, meow!😸 The critters and I do have fun at times. Thanks, yes, the sun always shines, even if we can’t always see it! Have a very wonderful day!πŸ˜ƒπŸ–πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž (say hi Mr. Cat, give big hug, and you too😻)

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  3. Great pics ! So you cut up peanuts for the birds ? Must make the chickadees happy ! Have a wonderful day ! I see that Simon was first today ! Hmmm…β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί

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    • Yep, Simon beat you today! Actually I smash them with a hammer, goes fast that way, well, I don’t hit them too hard or the pieces get too small. Really helps the nuthatches, they have such a hard time opening the seeds.
      Thanks so much, have a great day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž

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  4. Good morning Steve and Muffin! Thanks for the coffee and for seeing the humor in everything. πŸ˜‚ Go easy on him, Muffin, he was trying to help. 😁 Great pics! The chickadee is so adorable. Glad Theodore made it through the cold spell. πŸ˜„πŸ‘. You all have an amazing day! πŸ˜„β˜•οΈπŸŒž

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    • Hi Beverly! So nice to see you again. How’s the storm down there?πŸ€” Or has it started yet? Yes, it was nice to see Theodore again and he was as friendly as ever too which was great.πŸ¦ƒ Those chickadees are an amazing little bird! It was a beautiful day, sunny🌞 and 45F, very nice indeed. I hope that storm won’t be as bad as expected for you. Have a nice evening!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž

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      • Hi Steve, Thanks!

        Thanks, it is snowing quite a bit today, but no strong winds as forecasted. Fortunately, the snow is not sticking on the roads, but if it continues during the night as forecasted, the roads will probably be slick tomorrow. The temp is suppose to be in the high 20’s during the night. It is definitely not as bad as expected. 😁 They are now saying up to 8 inches of snow, not 20. ❄️ Funny though, just like last year, my tulips are starting to come up. 🌱. Oh well, I covered them with plastic and hope they survive. πŸ˜‚ So glad you all have beautiful weather today. 🌞

        That is great on Theodore. πŸ¦ƒ Yes, the chikadees are amazing little birds. I have been reading about them. Thanks, have a nice evening as well.😁🌞

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      • Wow, that’s a big drop in the amount of snow, but nice to hear! Hard to imagine, tulips growing in March. Hope they survive okay for you.🌷
        Yes, nice here, but going down to around 8 tonight and only mid 30s tomorrow, back to mid 40s on Monday and now they are saying it will stay like that all week which will sure be nice. Perhaps the snow will be all gone by the end of the month this year, that would be so nice!😁🌞
        Thanks Beverly!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΈπŸŒ™

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      • Yes, is a big drop. Thanks! Very nice, although the alert is saying heavy snow until tomorrow night. ❄️ We will see… I could not believe how the store shelves were cleared out completely on certain food items due to the anticipation of a bad storm. I am sure a lot of people are relieved the storm downgraded. Odd though, lost power in the house for a few minutes as I was typing this. I am sure it was something else.

        Yes so odd on the tulips 🌷. I wish I could control when they start coming up from the original bulbs I planted. That is the problem, we usually get hit with snow in March. Thanks! 😁. I hope they survive.

        Wow, dropping down to 8 there during the night. That would be extremely cold to everyone here, but you have experienced worse. Hope the mid 40’s continue next wee to melt the snow by the end of the month!

        Do you have any of my comments in your spam folder? I set up a new Word Press account for a possible project and I noticed my comments are delayed displaying on your blog, but they appear right away on another blog. Thanks SteveπŸ˜πŸŒ™

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      • For some reason I have lost my internet twice today, it’s been happening quite a bit lately, not sure why, but it slows me down when trying to answer comments. Sigh.πŸ™„
        Yep, 8 is actually a normal temp for March, usually we would be getting high temps of 15 or 20 this time of year, so this is nice getting up into the 40s.😁🌞😸
        I don’t know what the problem is,πŸ€” I have it set up so that a new comment will be held in moderation until I approve it, then after that it should come through okay. But for some reason it’s not working for you.😳 Very strange, but that’s the way things work with me.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉSorry about that!

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      • Odd on your recent internet outages. πŸ€”. Hope it rectifies itself. The power went off throughout the whole house twice here within 15 minutes. It was strange. It happened a couple weeks ago and stayed off an hour or so. Not good, as I do work from home which started about two years ago. All of my work is done on the computer using WiFi.

        Wow, that is cold for March, but you did say you have long winters. It would be nice for you all to have an early start on warm weather this year. 🌞

        It’s okay. I threw your account a curve ball trying something new with Word Press. 😏 Hopefully, it will work itself out. Thanks! 😁

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      • Hi Steve! I am sure you heard, but things changed last night and today. We are truly in a blizzard.β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸ˜³ Oh well, they say it should end at midnight. So glad you all are experiencing nice weather today. Have a great day and evening! πŸ˜„πŸŒžπŸŒ™

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      • Oh my, that’s not good,πŸ™€ hope it doesn’t produce too much snow for you!😬 It’s sunny but cool, only 34,😳 but back into the mid 40s tomorrow,πŸ˜€ that will be nice. I pray it will end quickly for you!πŸ˜³πŸ˜€

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      • Thanks! The wind is the biggest issueβ€”50 mph. In the 30’s here as well, but as you know, it feels colder with the windchill factor. πŸ₯Ά. The snow is steadily coming, but making mainly drifts with that wind. ❄️❄️ We are suppose to have additional accumulations up to 7 inches. Thanks for the prayers. 😁 They still say it will be over by midnight.

        Glad it will be warmer for you all during the week. 😁🌞

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    • No it’s here, I’m just slow approving it. For some reason all your comments are suddenly being held back until I approve them, don’t know why. That’s only supposed to happen for a person’s first comment, not all of them. Just started when you changed your name.

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      • Thanks. It is probably something I did on my end. Will see if I can fix it. Thanks!

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  5. Thank you for coffee, Steve and Muffin! Muffin, be nice to your human and don’t bite so hard. After all, it wasn’t his fault. Our weather is glorious and very springy today at 70 F. We’ve been sitting outside on our balcony in the afternoons and enjoying the weather! 🌞🌺 πŸŒΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜Ί

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    • Meow,meow=But he give big shock on head, not nice, so I give little bite and scratch.😾😹That was little? Hate to see big. Thanks Eugenia! That’s a nice temp to enjoy the outdoors. Only 34 and sunny here today, but back to mid 40s tomorrow and perhaps 50s by the end of the week!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž

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      • During the time our weather was colder, we had the same thing happen with Callie. We would pet her and zowie, she got zapped! It scared her but she didn’t get mad, at least not right away. She has her ways of getting back at us. 😬

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